IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
IFC is seeking a new Vice President, Economics & Development Strategies, to strengthen its economics function. As a member of IFC’s management team the VP Economics & Development Strategies reports directly to IFC’s Executive Vice President and CEO.
The new VP Economics & Development Strategies – a key leadership role within IFC – is responsible for providing independent and thorough economic analysis and oversight to all of IFC's operations in a complex, global and decentralized environment. The scope of this position includes accountability for all economic work across the Corporation, interface with the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on Private Sector
Development issues, development and implementation of a methodology to assess development impact of projects ex-ante, review and update of IFC results framework and development of country & sector strategies.
  • PhD or Master in Economics with a minimum of 15 years of relevant applied professional experience ideally in an IFI; a demonstrated track record in thought leadership and innovation; and a talent for explaining economics to non-economists; a strong background and understanding of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and development economics.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop teams of senior economists/professionals.
  • Effective and persuasive oral and written communication skills to work successfully with external stakeholders, clients, as well as with senior management and IFC's Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in global organizations with multiple stakeholders and complex structures. Willingness to engage in policy debates concerning economic and social development, and to mobilize WB, IMF and other research resources to that end.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in organizations that operate globally and handle large and diverse portfolios of responsibilities. Familiarity with developing/emerging countries.
IFC is characterized by a dynamic, multi-cultural and highly professional culture, and offers rewarding careers in a global work environment.
For the full job description and to apply on-line, please visit IFC’s career website at: www.ifc.org/careers (No. 161843). Deadline September 8, 2016.
Creating Opportunity Where It’s Needed Most